Victorian North Entrance Road Tunnel, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK (1)

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John Latter on April 8, 2007

A view of eastern end of the tunnel which with Bridge 1 and Bridge 2 form the North Entrance to Dover's Napoleonic defenses on the Western Heights.

The righthand arch is the single-lane road, used by traffic until the 1960s, and the right a guardroom.

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The North Entrance is only part of the fortifications on this part of the North Downs - click on Western Heights and then check the tag list for all the locations covered (eg Drop Redoubt, Grand Shaft, St Martins Battery, North Center Bastion - more will be added as time goes on).

John Latter on July 19, 2009

There is also a video of the North Entrance which has been split into two to meet YouTube requirements:

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 1)

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 2)

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John Latter on July 20, 2009

Click to see a photo of inside the road tunnel.

John Latter on July 20, 2009

Despite what I said in the first Comment, the guard room is actually on the left of the photo at the top of this page.

I've finally taken a photo of the air or ventilation shaft, located half-way down the tunnel, where it emerges above ground.

Click on the following link to see the chimney stack above the guard room.

John Latter on November 30, 2009

The "new" North Military Road ("Military Hill"), which cuts through the moats connecting the North Entrance to the Drop Redoubt, is just out of shot on the right.

John Latter on November 28, 2010

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  • Uploaded on April 8, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/08 10:04:06
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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